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Researcher working on book about grave robbing to speak at Vol State Oct. 22, 23


Researcher working on book about grave robbing to speak at Vol State Oct. 22, 23

VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Jennifer Weedman is fascinated by the history of grave robbing.

She will tell you that one of the most notorious body snatchers in America was born in Gallatin.

She has collected the stories of resurrectionists, and “sack-‘em-up” men (and women), who secretly sold bodies to medical schools back in the days before dissection was legal in this country.

Weedman is a retired school librarian and lifelong history buff. She is working on a book about the subject.

She will share her research in two lectures at Volunteer State Community College titled “A Fate Worse Than Death: Grave Robbing in America.”

The first lecture is at 6:30 p.m. on October 22. The second is at 11:30 a.m. on October 23. Both events are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Rochelle Center of the Thigpen Library on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

For more information call 615-230-3400.

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